The New York Post's Andrew Marchand reports that if all goes as planned, NBC would produce Amazon's Thursday Night Football package starting in 2022 with longtime Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli. Since Gaudelli has worked with Al Michaels on NBC's Sunday Night Football and ABC's Monday Night Football, Michaels would be enlisted to move over to Thursday Night Football. That would clear the way for Mike Tirico at Sunday Night Football. NBC is hoping to team Michaels with Peyton Manning, the most-wanted man in NFL broadcasting. Meanwhile, NBC remains in talks with Taylor, who could end up hosting Football Night in America and covering the Tokyo Olympics for NBC Sports. Taylor is still working the NBA Finals for ESPN, which is still in negotiations with her. But her contract expires on July 20, the day of Game 6.
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